Klopp counts the number of injuries before the FA Cup draw with Everton
London, January 3 (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits that he has to make some difficult decisions before Sunday's FA Cup meeting with Everton after the number of injuries increased for Premier leaders League
Midfielder Naby Keita became the last player to be added to the disabled list, having suffered a groin problem before Thursday's 2-0 victory over Sheffield United, which restored the 13-point lead Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and forward Rhian Brewster, Klopp is alone with 12 field players, in addition to the new signing Takumi Minamino and several youth teams. members for the Merseyside derby.
I will not tell Carlo Ancelotti my line-up, but I will do what I think is right, said Klopp, who introduced a youth team in the quarter-final defeat of the League Cup at Aston Villa last month as their last year. side were in Qatar winning the Club World Cup.
Some things I can decide for myself, and some things that the medical department will tell me.
I don't know what the alignment will be at the moment, but it will be the best possible for us at the moment.
I'm pretty sure Carlo won't make many changes. It has already started very well and this is an opportunity for Everton to win at Anfield for the first time in a few years.
Everton, who suffered his first defeat under new coach Ancelotti at the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, has not defeated Liverpool at Anfield since 1999.
- Everton 'opportunity' -
Ancelotti, winner of the FA Cup with Chelsea in 2010, urged his players on Friday to take a fantastic opportunity in the third round draw.
It's a fantastic challenge, but also a fantastic opportunity, said the Italian, who is the only coach to make the best of Klopp this season.
We are going to play against the best team at the moment, they are world champions, so congratulations, but this is a fantastic challenge for us.
Ancelotti led Napoli to a 2-0 Champions League victory over Liverpool in September and scored a 1-1 draw at Anfield in November before being fired by the Italian club.
When asked the secret to beat Klopp, the 60-year-old man shrugged and smiled. Score more goals, he said.
Everyone knows how Liverpool plays, he added.
They are a fantastic team, fantastic in the counterattack, fantastic in the transition and in the recovery of the ball and in the fast attack. You have to make the perfect game to beat them. You can't defend for 90 minutes and we don't want to defend it for 90 minutes. We want to be able to play our football. (AFP) APA APA